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Several new cases of COVID confirmed in Richardson County in one week(UPDATED)

The Southeast District Health Department (SEDHD) had confirmed nine more cases of COVID-19 in Richardson County bringing the total to

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Southeast District Health Department recommends masking to curtail the transmission or contain coronavirus

Sheriff Hardesty, Chairman of the Board, called to order the Richardson County Board of Health meeting at 11:00 a.m. on

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Sacred Heart to hold graduation ceremonies at Roh Activity Center on August 9

Sacred Heart Catholic School will hold the 2020 graduation ceremony on August 9, at 2:00 p.m. in the Roh Activity

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County Commissioners and Union employees negotiate

By Charlie Radatz A Special Meeting of the Richardson County Board of Commissioners was held Tue., June 30.  During that

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The 1918 “Flu” Pandemic in RC; The flu hits

By Nikki McKim This article is the third in a series about the 1918 “flu” epidemic that killed millions worldwide. 

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The 1918 “Flu” Pandemic in Richardson County (Part Two)

By Nikki McKim This article is the second in a series about the 1918 “flu” epidemic that killed millions worldwide.

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Falls City High School holds 2020 graduation ceremony

The Falls City High School Class of 2020 celebrated graduation Saturday, June 20, at Jug Brown Stadium. The ceremony comes

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The 1918 “Flu” Pandemic in Richardson County

By Nikki McKim; Falls City Journal archive photo of John Morehead.  This article is the first in a series about

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Jenny Dunn named new principal at Falls City Sacred Heart

Falls City Sacred Heart Catholic School recently announced that Jenny Dunn has been hired as Principal beginning with the 2020-2021

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Former FC man involved in police shoot out

By Nikki McKim Charles J. Schweickert, 68, formerly of Falls City, was shot by Florida police last Monday, May 25,

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First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Richardson County

Community Medical Center in Falls City has confirmed that a patient in Richardson County has tested positive for COVID-19. The

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Slama wins RC; advances with Palmtag to November

Julie Slama and Janet Palmtag will advance to November in the General Election for Nebraska’s District 1 Legislative seat. Tuesday

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District 1 Legislative candidates ready to serve Southeast Nebraska

By Nikki McKim District 1 candidates for State Legislature, Janet Palmtag of Nebraska City, Dennis Schaardt of Steinauer, and Julie

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Small town, big hearts

Story by Nikki McKim; photo by Brian McKim Falls City Public schools and Sacred Heart school went the extra mile

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Falls City playground equipment, basketball courts and shelter houses closed to the public

Effective immediately, in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation to implement social distancing, the use

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Social gatherings of ten or more people now prohibited in Falls City

On March 13, 2020, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts issued an Emergency Declaration for COVID-19. The United States Department of Health

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‘I think it’s a very serious deal,’ Richardson County Courthouse closes to the public

By Nikki McKim During the regular meeting of the Richardson County Commissioners, Commissioners Terry Frank, John Caverzagie and David Sickel

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Falls City Police Department taking precautions

The Falls City Police Department has said that to limit the exposure to their officers and staff. They will take

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RC Courthouse closed to the public effective at 5:00 p.m. today

The Richardson County Board of Commissioners during their regular meeting on March 24, 2020, took the following action regarding the

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Flattening the Curve – History Tells Us Why Community Mitigation Strategies Matter

By the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services For many Nebraskans, COVID-19 will be like a cold. But for

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Falls City Mayor updates on COVID-19 city closings.

Effective immediately, the Falls City Mayor, Shawna Bindle has announced that the following will be instituted effective immediately: City Hall,

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Local school and business closures and changes, updated as information comes in

Currently there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Richardson County, but Falls City Public Schools announced last night that

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Richardson County all-mail voting precincts

The Richardson County Clerk’s Office has received formal approval from the Nebraska Secretary of State’s Office for the Salem, East

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What the CDC needs you to know about COVID-19

This is a rapidly changing situation. New information will be added to this article as it comes in. All information

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Latest County health rankings show improvements, concerns for Richardson County

When the first County Health Rankings were in 2010, Richardson County was ranked as the least healthy county in Nebraska.

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